What country does your personality match?

Remember that these are based on the average personalities of people in each country. Of course there is a lot of variability within each country, so for example there will still be people with a very high openness score in even the most traditional countries. Bear in mind that there are lots of reasons why one would want to live in or visit a country, so just because it seems to match your personality it does not mean we recommend that you should actually go there.

The cutoff point for having enough data was set at just 45 people. This is rather low, but we decided to set it at that level so that there would be a good breadth of countries. It does mean that this comes with an important warning that the people who use Facebook in a country are not necessarily representative of that country as a whole, particularly when we only have a relatively small sample size. For example, our data shows that most countries in the Middle East are traditional (low on openness), which is what we might expect, but with the notable exception of Iran. It might be that the people of Iran are less traditional than their politicians seem to be, or it might be that the Iranian people who use Facebook just happen to be the liberal ones (who also speak English). It is impossible to tell without a much larger sample.

Based solely on your personality trait scores, the closest country for your personality (out of 121 countries), ranked from closest to least close, are:

Similarity RankingCountryOpenness AverageConscientiousness AverageExtraversion AverageAgreeableness AverageNeuroticism Average
Your ScoresHighVery HighAverageLowAverage
1VenezuelaAverageHighAverageLowLow
2AlgeriaAverageHighLowAverageAverage
3Puerto RicoHighHighAverageAverageLow
4LebanonLowHighAverageLowAverage
5MexicoAverageAverageAverageLowAverage
6GuatemalaAverageAverageAverageLowLow
7MacedoniaHighVery HighHighLowLow
8El SalvadorLowAverageAverageLowAverage
9ColombiaAverageAverageLowLowAverage
10SpainHighAverageAverageAverageAverage
11EcuadorAverageAverageAverageAverageLow
12IraqLowHighAverageAverageAverage
13BelizeAverageVery HighAverageHighAverage
14AlbaniaAverageHighLowVery LowAverage
15BulgariaVery HighHighHighLowLow
16Bosnia and HerHighAverageHighLowAverage
17LatviaVery HighAverageHighLowLow
18Trinidad and TAverageHighAverageHighLow
19HondurasLowAverageHighAverageAverage
20GermanyHighAverageAverageAverageAverage
21LuxembourgAverageAverageHighLowAverage
22ChileAverageAverageLowLowAverage
23Dominican RepuLowHighAverageAverageAverage
24SloveniaHighAverageHighLowAverage
25PortugalHighAverageAverageAverageHigh
26IranAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
27ChinaAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
28RomaniaHighAverageHighVery LowAverage
29MauritiusAverageHighAverageAverageHigh
30JamaicaAverageHighAverageHighVery Low
31SerbiaHighAverageHighVery LowAverage
32The BahamasAverageVery HighHighAverageVery Low
33SwitzerlandHighAverageAverageAverageLow
34PeruAverageAverageHighAverageAverage
35LithuaniaHighLowAverageLowAverage
36South AfricaAverageHighHighHighAverage
37MoroccoLowAverageVery LowLowAverage
38TunisiaLowAverageAverageAverageAverage
39ThailandAverageAverageLowAverageAverage
40TurkeyAverageAverageVery LowLowHigh
41NamibiaLowHighAverageHighAverage
42HungaryVery HighAverageHighLowAverage
43IndiaAverageAverageHighAverageLow
44JordanLowHighAverageAverageHigh
45GuyanaAverageVery HighLowAverageVery Low
46United StatesAverageHighAverageHighAverage
47MontenegroAverageAverageHighLowAverage
48CyprusAverageAverageAverageAverageHigh
49CroatiaHighLowAverageLowAverage
50TaiwanAverageAverageVery LowAverageAverage
51United Arab EmLowAverageHighHighAverage
52BarbadosAverageVery HighAverageHighLow
53Costa RicaHighAverageHighHighLow
54RussiaHighLowAverageVery LowAverage
55IsraelHighLowAverageAverageAverage
56PanamaLowAverageAverageAverageLow
57UruguayAverageLowAverageLowHigh
58BrazilHighLowLowLowHigh
59JapanAverageLowLowAverageHigh
60AustraliaAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
61BelgiumHighLowLowAverageAverage
62ZambiaLowHighAverageHighLow
63BotswanaLowHighLowHighAverage
64GreeceHighLowAverageLowVery High
65BoliviaLowLowLowLowHigh
66ArgentinaAverageLowAverageLowHigh
67PalestineAverageLowLowAverageAverage
68ItalyHighLowLowVery LowHigh
69NorwayHighAverageAverageHighAverage
70New ZealandAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
71South KoreaLowLowLowAverageHigh
72PhilippinesAverageAverageLowHighAverage
73BangladeshLowHighAverageHighAverage
74SyriaLowAverageHighVery LowVery High
75MalaysiaLowLowLowAverageAverage
76PakistanLowHighAverageHighAverage
77VietnamLowLowLowAverageHigh
78ZimbabweLowLowAverageHighAverage
79SwedenHighLowAverageHighLow
80CanadaAverageAverageAverageHighAverage
81Sri LankaLowHighAverageVery HighLow
82IndonesiaLowLowLowLowAverage
83FranceHighLowLowLowHigh
84NetherlandsHighLowAverageHighLow
85UgandaLowHighHighHighLow
86QatarAverageAverageHighHighAverage
87CubaVery HighAverageVery HighLowAverage
88ParaguayVery HighHighHighAverageVery Low
89UkraineHighLowVery HighLowAverage
90St. LuciaHighVery HighVery HighHighLow
91NigeriaAverageVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low
92SingaporeLowLowLowAverageHigh
93DenmarkAverageAverageHighHighLow
94NepalLowLowVery LowHighAverage
95Hong KongLowLowLowLowHigh
96EstoniaVery HighVery LowAverageAverageLow
97Saudi ArabiaLowAverageVery LowHighHigh
98PolandHighVery LowAverageVery LowHigh
99TanzaniaAverageVery HighVery HighHighLow
100HaitiAverageAverageVery LowVery HighAverage
101SlovakiaHighVery LowVery LowLowHigh
102AustriaVery HighLowHighAverageLow
103SudanAverageLowAverageHighVery High
104NicaraguaAverageLowVery HighAverageLow
105KenyaAverageVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low
106IrelandAverageLowHighHighHigh
107FijiLowAverageVery HighHighAverage
108MaltaLowVery LowAverageAverageVery High
109BahrainLowLowAverageHighLow
110KuwaitLowAverageLowAverageVery High
111Isle Of ManVery LowAverageHighAverageHigh
112IcelandVery HighAverageAverageVery HighLow
113Czech RepublicHighVery LowVery LowVery LowHigh
114EgyptLowAverageLowHighVery High
115United KingdomLowLowHighAverageVery High
116FinlandHighVery LowVery LowLowHigh
117MyanmarVery LowLowLowHighAverage
118OmanVery LowLowVery HighAverageLow
119EthiopiaVery LowAverageVery HighVery HighVery Low
120BruneiLowVery LowVery LowAverageVery High
121GhanaLowVery HighAverageVery HighVery Low

Openness

Openness to Experience describes a dimension of personality that distinguishes imaginative, creative people from down-to-earth, conventional people.

Conscientiousness

Conscientiousness concerns the way in which we control, regulate, and direct our impulses. It distinguishes flexible but sometimes disorganised people from more organised but sometimes perfectionist or pedantic people.

Extraversion

Extraversion (also extroversion) is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world, versus being comfortable with your own company.

Agreeableness

Agreeableness reflects individual differences in concern with cooperation and social harmony. It distinguishes people who prefer competition versus those who prefer co-operation.

Neuroticism

Neuroticism, also known inversely as Emotional Stability, refers to the tendency to experience negative emotions. It distinguishes people who generally feel relaxed but at extremes be described as "emotionally flat" from those who are more in touch with their emotions but consequently sometimes feel stressed and anxious.

Extraversion vs. Introversion

People with a preference for Extraversion draw energy from action: they tend to act, then reflect, then act further. If they are inactive, their level of energy and motivation tends to decline. Conversely, those whose preference is Introversion become less energized as they act: they prefer to reflect, then act, then reflect again. People with Introversion preferences need time out to reflect in order to rebuild energy. The Introvert's flow is directed inward toward concepts and ideas and the Extravert's is directed outward towards people and objects. There are several contrasting characteristics between Extraverts and Introverts: Extraverts desire breadth and are action-oriented, while introverts seek depth and are thought-oriented.

Intuition vs. Sensing

Sensing and iNtuition are the information-gathering (Perceiving) functions. They describe how new information is understood and interpreted. Individuals who prefer Sensing are more likely to trust information that is in the present, tangible and concrete: that is, information that can be understood by the five senses. They tend to distrust hunches that seem to come out of nowhere. They prefer to look for details and facts. For them, the meaning is in the data. On the other hand, those who prefer iNtuition tend to trust information that is more abstract or theoretical, that can be associated with other information (either remembered or discovered by seeking a wider context or pattern). They may be more interested in future possibilities. They tend to trust those flashes of insight that seem to bubble up from the unconscious mind. The meaning is in how the data relates to the pattern or theory.

Thinking vs. Feeling

hinking and Feeling are the decision-making (Judging) functions. The Thinking and Feeling functions are both used to make rational decisions, based on the data received from their information-gathering functions (Sensing or iNtuition). Those who prefer Feeling tend to come to decisions by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved. Those who prefer Thinking tend to decide things from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules.

Judging vs. Perceiving

Types with a preference for Judging show the world their preferred Judging function (Thinking vs. Feeling). So TJ types tend to appear to the world as logical, and FJ types as empathetic. Judging types prefer to have matters settled. Those types ending in P show the world their preferred Perceiving function (Sensing vs. iNtuition). So SP types tend to appear to the world as concrete and NP types as abstract. Perceiving types prefer to keep decisions open.

What the Raw Percentage means

This is your raw score out of 100. Scores higher than 50 percent are not necessarily above average. Your raw percentages are compared to other users' raw percentages, and then the comparative percentiles are given in the description below.